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Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

No: Not by itself. E coli enter your bloodstream every time you pass stool. There needs to be some other reason for you to have infections at these other places. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Im getting Abscess' in Groin area, Could it be from Inflammatory Bowel Disease??? Tired of getting lanced near my penis/testicles at the ER, thanks!

Im getting Abscess' in Groin area, 
Could it be from Inflammatory Bowel Disease???
Tired of getting lanced near my penis/testicles at the ER, thanks!

Maybe: Although IBD can cause groin abscesses (Crohn's or Behcet's more so than UC) a more likely cause is hidradenitis--or more simply, infected sweat glands. Abscesses may need drainage, and sometimes more extensive surgery is needed (unroofing, skin grafts, etc.) but oftentimes daily washing with a topical antibacterial soap may reduce the incidence of abscess formation. MRSA is also a common cause. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my testicles and its the second time, in all my life i think I have had a total of 4-5 boils times?

I have a boil on my testicles and its the second time, in all my life i think I have had a total of 4-5 boils times?

Few possibilities: Some people just get them. Make sure you are checked for diabetes. Also, common bug that causes this (staph aureus) lives in the naso-pharynx. Receiving oral sex can increase risk on locations as you describe so shower often is that's the case. ...Read more

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Why pain in left testicle?

Why pain in left testicle?

Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more

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Is testicle size really what matters?

Is testicle size really what matters?

Size matters: Its really wallet size that counts! testicle size can determine testosterone levels if too small - it can affect sexual function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a third testicle?

Is it possible to have a third testicle?

No: You likely have a cyst on the epididymis called a spermatocele. It's totally benign but only a good exam or ultrasound can tell for sure. ...Read more

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Why might I have a pain in my left testicle a pinkish tint in my siemen?

Why might I have a pain in my left testicle a pinkish tint in my siemen?

Injury? Infection?: This could be from an injury; but if no obvious trauma, maybe an infection like epididymitis. If at risk for STDs, chlamydia or gonorrhea is possible. See a doctor ASAP, especially if pain is increasing or severe. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more